29 sep How to Succeed with Low-Code Development: Use Cases, Benefits and Drawbacks
How to Succeed with Low-Code Development: Use Cases, Benefits and Drawbacks
In the fast-paced digital age, low-code development is becoming an increasingly popular way to quickly develop and deploy custom applications. Low code platforms allow you to create software without writing any code, which can save you a lot of time and money. In this blog post, we will discuss benefits and use cases of low-code development. We will also hear from Kris De Bisschop, managing director of Groupwave about his thoughts on this approach to software development.
What is low-code development?
In the most basic sense, low-code development is a way to create software without writing code. This can be done using a visual drag-and-drop interface, which makes it easy to create custom applications without any coding knowledge. Low-code platforms are becoming increasingly popular as they offer a quick and easy way to develop custom applications without the need for expensive and time-consuming coding.
Kris: “Low code platforms rely on prebuilt components that can be easily assembled to create an application without writing code. This approach is ideal for businesses that need to quickly develop custom applications without the expense and time required to build them from scratch.”
Low Code use cases
Not every application can or should be built using low-code development. For example, large scale enterprise infrastructure or high performance calculations are best left to the pro coders. However, there are many situations where low-code can be extremely helpful. In the past, only very basic applications could be built without code, but low-code platforms have come a long way in recent years and are now capable of building much more sophisticated applications.
Some common use cases for low-code development include:
- Proposal review: Workflows needing review and approval from different stakeholders can be quickly built using low-code. This can include things like leave requests, expense reports, or marketing collateral approvals.
- Equipment requests: Automating the process of submitting and approving equipment requests. This can be helpful for things like ordering new laptops or approving repairs.
- Services request: Setting up a low-code form to request services from IT or other departments. This can be used for things like requesting a new software license or getting help with a technical issue.
- Quote process: Automating the process of creating and approving quotes. This can be helpful for sales teams who need to quickly generate and send quotes to customers.
- Case management: Building low-code applications to help track and manage customer support cases.
- Registrations: Automating the process of registering for events or classes. This can be used for things like signing up for a webinar or registering for a conference.
- Recruitment: Automating the process of collecting and reviewing job applications. This can be helpful for HR teams who are looking to streamline their recruitment process.
- Document approval: Building a low-code application to help with the review and approval of documents. This can be used for things like approving contracts or reviewing financial reports.
Benefits of low-code development
There are many benefits to using a low-code platform to develop custom applications. Perhaps the most obvious benefit is that it can save you a lot of time and money. If you don’t have to spend time writing code, you can get your applications up and running much faster. This can be a big advantage if you need to quickly develop and deploy an application.
Because low code platforms are typically used by people who are close to business processes (such as business analysts and process experts), they can also help to reduce the time it takes to develop an application. This is because these users are usually more familiar with the business process and what the application needs to do, which means they can build the application faster with a better sense of the application requirements.
HCL Leap is a low-code development platform that offers many benefits for businesses. It is a visual drag-and-drop interface that makes it easy to create custom applications without any coding knowledge. It also comes with a library of pre-built components that can be used to quickly develop an application.
Kris De Bisschop: “I also think HCL Leap is great because of the security features it has. It’s one of the few low-code platforms that offers top notch security built in, which is really important for businesses. This makes HCL Leap a perfect solution for businesses with mobile teams that need to synchronize information with a back office.”
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us to find out more about how HCL Leap can help your business achieve its goals. With low-code development, businesses of all sizes have the potential to create custom applications that meet their specific needs. And with our team of experts, you’ll be able to get up and running quickly and easily. Don’t miss out on the benefits of low-code development – contact us today!